George Izunwa

Lead Pastor

George Izunwa is the Lead Pastor of Gateway International Church, with headquarters in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He is called, anointed and commissioned by God to ‘Go teach my people strength’. Thousands have been positively impacted by his pulpit ministry, TV ministry, books, tapes, crusades and special empowerment seminars.

He is the host of THE GATEWAY, a live broadcast on Silver Bird Television Port Harcourt – Saturday by 11:30 am. He ministers on the radio on the programme GATEWAY HALF HOUR every Monday – Saturday by 7:30 – 8:00 am on Radio Rivers PHC 99.1FM and on garden city radio every Monday – Sunday 5:30 – 6:00 pm, Wave FM 1:30 – 2:00 pm Mondays – Sundays.

He is married to Barr (Mrs.) Manuela George-Izunwa and their home is blessed with three lovely children, Michelle, Mirabel, and Mikel.



Manuela George-Izunwa is the Co-Pastor at Gateway International Church and wife of the Lead Pastor George Izunwa. A great administrator, inspirational speaker, innovative writer, and an exceptional leader.

She is currently the Head of Administration and Overseer of the Teen’s and Children’s Ministry of Gateway International Church.
She makes her home in Port Harcourt, with her husband (Pastor George Izunwa) and three children (Michelle, Mirabel & Mickel).

Matthew Aganren

Executive Pastor

Matthew Aganren is the Executive Pastor and Director of Special Projects Directorate at Gateway International Church, he has the ministerial gifts of Prophecy and Healing.

He is married with two beautiful daughters and holds a bachelor degree in business Admin.
Quote: Say to the righteous it shall be well

Emeka Ojoko

Resident Pastor

Emeka Ojoko is a trained Lawyer and the Resident Pastor and Director of Ministries Directorate. He is gifted in teaching and administration and is happily married to Mrs. Oyintare Dite-Ojoko and they are blessed with two wonderful sons.

Quote: “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press towards the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”